I was able to decorate my Christmas tree after all!
To say that I don’t feel bad for not being able to write nor blog for quite some time now would be an understatement.
For the past several nights, as I lie in bed waiting to fall asleep, I mutter to myself, “I should have written something today.” At times I even attempt to sit back up, look at my computer and try and see if it will entice me enough to write. And then I think about the events of the day… and I think of the number of hours that it normally take me to upload a single blog, with photos and all, and yeah before I realize it, I have dozed off. The spirit is truly willing, but well, the body is tired and the brain cells don’t want to cooperate.
It’s December. A lot of things have been happening. The hustle and bustle of Christmastime seems to keep everyone preoccupied. It is a festive season… it can be an exhausting one, too.
December is about family…
We began the month with a birthday celebration for my mom.
Just outside Peri Peri
Whenever possible, I find time to hang out with my parents, whether at their favorite place for jamming —
… or watching my hubby perform at the Christmas Cantata.
December is also about Christmas get-togethers…
Running like a kid again… ❤ Night baseball with Habagat parents.
Christmas fellowship with my Lifegroup, my spiritual family.
Home hosts for almost 8 years and counting. Serving the Lord is never tiring. ❤
In between festivities, I was able to do this…
Book sales!!! 🙂
Guys, my book‘s still out. Shameless plug, but yeah, if you still have not grabbed a copy, go get one NOW!! ❤
This also happened this December…
My baby boy is home!!! 🙂
And because he is home, we thought of going on a short out of town vacay…
It was so cold… but it was so fun, too! ❤
Doing what I do best… Indulge me, please 😉
And then this…
Happy 27th (+18) to me!!! ❤
And then came another round of get-togethers and meet ups…
Planned and unplanned…
Christmas Eve celebration with family ❤
This month, we have had quite a number of opportunities to bond as a family —
From family gym time…
… to hotel hopping while unico is out partying. 😉
Or simply just hanging out.
It was a busy month filled with endless Christmas shopping and gift wrapping, party preparations, get-togethers, and all the in-betweens. But thinking about it, though I haven’t been writing, well, I was busy living my life.
Yes, it may seem exhausting, but my heart is full.
Because really, this is what it’s all about. 🙂
❤ ❤ ❤
ON TO THE NEXT CHAPTER… Hello 2018!
Before the year ends, I would like to take this chance to thank you, dear readers, for sticking it out with me and this blog this past year.
Truth be told, I still get amazed every time someone tells me that he or she has read my blog (pure ecstasy when someone tells me he/she is a follower!). For the longest time, I thought I was just talking to myself — or to the air… or to some random person in the blog universe.
But knowing that I have real readers inspire me to write more. It is because of you that I am more mindful of what I blog about… You keep me from nonsensical rants… You keep me from being preachy and self-righteous… It is also because of you that I try to make every blog post as perfect as it can possibly be, sans grammatical or spelling errors. (I try. I really do!)
So, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for allowing me to share my thoughts, my stories. Hopefully you have learned something from me or I have inspired you — or at the very least, I pray my blogs have entertained you somewhat.
I believe life is meant to be lived… and stories are meant to be told.
Here’s to more storytelling this coming year! 😉
Lastly, I would like to leave you with this prayer:
“The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.”
Numbers 6:24-26 NKJV
Daily Dose of Betsy signing off for 2017…
(My work space — yes, I have girly stuff on my computer table… you’ll never know where inspiration may come from; My drafts on yellow pad; Me… This is how I roll!)
photos are mostly mine 😉